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Thinking Back to the beginnings of Doomsday I thought I make a small gallery/retrospective about the HISTORY OF the 1983: Doomsday Timeline--Xi'Reney 22:13, November 13, 2009 (UTC)

Written from my perspective !! 'I have been spending several months thinking about contributing to the AHwikia when I stumbled upon the scenario.


Getting through the History of the page (I love wikia, thank you) this is what was first written:

The very first verison of the TIMELINE, created by 70.150.208.34 from December 7th, 2006, 15:36 h


Timeline (1983: Doomsday)

=== September 19, 1983- Colonel Gennady Akrimov replaces Col. Stanislav Petrov as watch officer at the Serpukhov-15 bunker near Moscow, which monitors for a US missile attack on the Soviet Union. Colonel Petrov is re-assigned to a bunker near Odessa.

Sept. 26, 1983- Just past midnight, at 00:40 hrs, the Serpukhov-15 bunker's computers indicated that a US missile was heading toward the Soviet Union. Akrimov, at first, reasoned that a computer error had occurred, since it was only one missile and it didn't make sense that the US would launch one missile in an attack. Questions about the reliability of the satellite detection system had also been raised in the past, so he dismissed the warning as a false alarm, concluding that there was no actual missile.

Very shortly though, the computers indicated that a second missile had been launched, then a third, a fourth and a fifth. Akrimov, a faithful reader of "Pravda" where he had read much of the "warmongering of the American President Reagan" now felt that the attack was real. He telephoned the headquarters of the Stratetic Rocket Forces and told them that his computers showed that a massive US attack was underway.

General Secretary Andropov was awakened by his staff and rushed to an evacuation helicopter standing by. On the way he was informed by the generals that they had "good information" that the Americans were launching a first-strike. They recommended a full retaliatory strike. Andropov, frail and stunned by the news, nodded and gave the launch codes to the SRF commanders.

Eight and one-half minutes later, at over 300 missile bunkers, the order was given....launch. Nearly 1100 Soviet ICBMs in staggered order were launched at the United States, American bases in Europe and Great Britain, and in a plan never publicly revealed at another fifty sites in the People's Republic of China.

Sept. 26, 1983- At around 1am, NORAD launch detection satellites detected the launch from the Soviet Union. It was apparently, to them, a Soviet FIRST-strike and President Reagan was immediately awoken and rushed to "Marine-1", to be evacuated to the Boeing E-4B Nightwatch "National Airbone Command Post". He arrived twenty minutes later and the aircraft took off at about 1:30am.

Enroute, the President was informed by Secretary of Defense Weinberger and the NORAD generals that the launch was confirmed and that it was total. Reagan gave the launch codes and ordered a full retaliatory strike, including "city-buster" missile attacks from the American submarine fleet.

Meanwhile as Andropov's helicopter was approaching the Kremlin's evacuation bunker forty miles outside of Moscow, he received a chilling report. The first "projected" missile had reached its target in Murmansk....but no detonation had occurred. Quickly checking, Soviet generals discovered that the first targets that were supposed to have been destroyed minutes earlier, showed NO incoming warheads and no detonation.

Andropov suffered a massive stroke as he realized he had just started World War-III on a false alarm. A minute later the first Soviet missile detonated in Beijing China, followed quickly by one at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska. Minutes after that, a second REAL report of incoming American missiles was reported.

Sept 26, 1983- Doomsday. Over a period of an hour and a half, from approximately 1:45am until 3:10am, over three thousand nuclear weapons were detonated all across the Northern Hemisphere. NATO commanders were ordered to launch tactical Pershing-I missiles at Soviet tank yards, and Warsaw Pact commanders responded with the launch of their Pioneer missiles.

Chinese forces, woefully caught by surprise by the Soviet attack, were only able to launch 30% of their weapons at the USSR. Most hit cities and military bases already destroyed by American missiles and bombers.

Neither American nor Soviet nor any other citizen was given much warning of the attack. Some cities did receive alerts and while local mayors and fire chiefs were scrambling to remember where the air-raid siren was, they were either destroyed or missed in the attack.

EMP (electro-magnetic pulses) from airbursted weapons destroyed some 70% of the electronics across the Northern Hemisphere. Radios, televisions, etc. all rendered useless.

Final death toll on that first day was 1.53 billion people...from the United States, to Cuba, across to the United Kingdom, Western and Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, China, Japan, the Phillipines, and three cities in Australia.

And a black pall of smoke, dust, and radioactive ash covered half the world.


Louisiannen, Max Sinister and Villa Cruoninga saw the page as well :)


At first I  did not figure out how to register...so I signed as "TheNightsphere" respectively Nightsphere..

I can trace my first real additions back to 10:18, 8. Feb. 2008... i can remember me sitting in the office and being nervous about posting my first ideas:



  • The New United Nations including a lot of countries being mentioned for the first time (e.g. Canada (Iqualuit Government, Guyana Cooperativa, etc.). Then I was still placing things in th future up to 2013... :)
  • MSP history
  • Nimitz Recon Mission 2009

etc.


I am still smiling when I read this now and look around to what extent this scenario has grown...amazing and appealing...--Xi'Reney 22:13, November 13, 2009 (UTC)

--

-- This module will implement Template loop detected: Template:Navbox --

local p = {}

local HtmlBuilder = require('Module:HtmlBuilder') local navbar = require('Module:Navbar')._navbar local getArgs -- lazily initialized

local args local tableRowAdded = false local border local listnums = {}

local function trim(s)

   return (mw.ustring.gsub(s, "^%s*(.-)%s*$", "%1"))

end

local function addNewline(s)

   if s:match('^[*:;#]') or s:match('^{|') then
       return '\n' .. s ..'\n'
   else
       return s
   end

end

local function addTableRow(tbl)

   -- If any other rows have already been added, then we add a 2px gutter row.
   if tableRowAdded then
       tbl
           .tag('tr')
               .css('height', '2px')
               .tag('td')
               	.attr('colspan',2)
   end

   tableRowAdded = true

   return tbl.tag('tr')

end

local function renderNavBar(titleCell)

   -- Depending on the presence of the navbar and/or show/hide link, we may need to add a spacer div on the left
   -- or right to keep the title centered.
   local spacerSide = nil

   if args.navbar == 'off' then
       -- No navbar, and client wants no spacer, i.e. wants the title to be shifted to the left. If there's
       -- also no show/hide link, then we need a spacer on the right to achieve the left shift.
       if args.state == 'plain' then spacerSide = 'right' end
   elseif args.navbar == 'plain' or (not args.name and mw.getCurrentFrame():getParent():getTitle() == 'Template:Navbox' and (border == 'subgroup' or border == 'child' or border == 'none')) then
       -- No navbar. Need a spacer on the left to balance out the width of the show/hide link.
       if args.state ~= 'plain' then spacerSide = 'left' end
   else
       -- Will render navbar (or error message). If there's no show/hide link, need a spacer on the right
       -- to balance out the width of the navbar.
       if args.state == 'plain' then spacerSide = 'right' end

       titleCell.wikitext(navbar{ 
           args.name, 
           mini = 1, 
           fontstyle = (args.basestyle or ) .. ';' .. (args.titlestyle or ) ..  ';background:none transparent;border:none;'
       })
   end

   -- Render the spacer div.
   if spacerSide then
       titleCell
           .tag('span')
               .css('float', spacerSide)
               .css('width', '6em')
               .wikitext(' ')
   end

end

-- -- Title row -- local function renderTitleRow(tbl)

   if not args.title then return end

   local titleRow = addTableRow(tbl)

   if args.titlegroup then
       titleRow
           .tag('th')
               .attr('scope', 'row')
               .addClass('navbox-group')
               .addClass(args.titlegroupclass)
               .cssText(args.basestyle)
               .cssText(args.groupstyle)
               .cssText(args.titlegroupstyle)
               .wikitext(args.titlegroup)
   end

   local titleCell = titleRow.tag('th').attr('scope', 'col')

   if args.titlegroup then
       titleCell
           .css('border-left', '2px solid #fdfdfd')
           .css('width', '100%')
   end

   local titleColspan = 2
   if args.imageleft then titleColspan = titleColspan + 1 end
   if args.image then titleColspan = titleColspan + 1 end
   if args.titlegroup then titleColspan = titleColspan - 1 end

   titleCell
       .cssText(args.basestyle)
       .cssText(args.titlestyle)
       .addClass('navbox-title')
       .attr('colspan', titleColspan)

   renderNavBar(titleCell)

   titleCell
        .tag('div')
            .addClass(args.titleclass)
            .css('font-size', '110%')
            .wikitext(addNewline(args.title))

end

-- -- Above/Below rows --

local function getAboveBelowColspan()

   local ret = 2
   if args.imageleft then ret = ret + 1 end
   if args.image then ret = ret + 1 end
   return ret

end

local function renderAboveRow(tbl)

   if not args.above then return end

   addTableRow(tbl)
       .tag('td')
           .addClass('navbox-abovebelow')
           .addClass(args.aboveclass)
           .cssText(args.basestyle)
           .cssText(args.abovestyle)
           .attr('colspan', getAboveBelowColspan())
           .tag('div')
               .wikitext(addNewline(args.above))

end

local function renderBelowRow(tbl)

   if not args.below then return end

   addTableRow(tbl)
       .tag('td')
           .addClass('navbox-abovebelow')
           .addClass(args.belowclass)
           .cssText(args.basestyle)
           .cssText(args.belowstyle)
           .attr('colspan', getAboveBelowColspan())
           .tag('div')
               .wikitext(addNewline(args.below))

end

-- -- List rows -- local function renderListRow(tbl, listnum)

   local row = addTableRow(tbl)

   if listnum == 1 and args.imageleft then
       row
           .tag('td')
               .addClass('navbox-image')
               .addClass(args.imageclass)
               .css('width', '0%')
               .css('padding', '0px 2px 0px 0px')
               .cssText(args.imageleftstyle)
               .attr('rowspan', 2 * #listnums - 1)
               .tag('div')
                   .wikitext(addNewline(args.imageleft))
   end

   if args['group' .. listnum] then
       local groupCell = row.tag('th')

       groupCell
              .attr('scope', 'row')
              .addClass('navbox-group')
              .addClass(args.groupclass)
              .cssText(args.basestyle)

       if args.groupwidth then
           groupCell.css('width', args.groupwidth)
       end

       groupCell
           .cssText(args.groupstyle)
           .cssText(args['group' .. listnum .. 'style'])
           .wikitext(args['group' .. listnum])
   end

   local listCell = row.tag('td')

   if args['group' .. listnum] then
       listCell
           .css('text-align', 'left')
           .css('border-left-width', '2px')
           .css('border-left-style', 'solid')
   else
       listCell.attr('colspan', 2)
   end

   if not args.groupwidth then 
       listCell.css('width', '100%')
   end

   local isOdd = (listnum % 2) == 1
   local rowstyle = args.evenstyle
   if isOdd then rowstyle = args.oddstyle end

   local evenOdd
   if args.evenodd == 'swap' then
       if isOdd then evenOdd = 'even' else evenOdd = 'odd' end
   else
       if isOdd then evenOdd = args.evenodd or 'odd' else evenOdd = args.evenodd or 'even' end
   end

   listCell
       .css('padding', '0px')
       .cssText(args.liststyle)
       .cssText(rowstyle)
       .cssText(args['list' .. listnum .. 'style'])
       .addClass('navbox-list')
       .addClass('navbox-' .. evenOdd)
       .addClass(args.listclass)
       .tag('div')
           .css('padding', (listnum == 1 and args.list1padding) or args.listpadding or '0em 0.25em')
           .wikitext(addNewline(args['list' .. listnum]))

   if listnum == 1 and args.image then
       row
           .tag('td')
               .addClass('navbox-image')
               .addClass(args.imageclass)
               .css('width', '0%')
               .css('padding', '0px 0px 0px 2px')
               .cssText(args.imagestyle)
               .attr('rowspan', 2 * #listnums - 1)
               .tag('div')
                   .wikitext(addNewline(args.image))
   end

end


-- -- Tracking categories --

local function needsHorizontalLists()

   if border == 'child' or border == 'subgroup'  or args.tracking == 'no' then return false end

   local listClasses = {'plainlist', 'hlist', 'hlist hnum', 'hlist hwrap', 'hlist vcard', 'vcard hlist', 'hlist vevent'}
   for i, cls in ipairs(listClasses) do
       if args.listclass == cls or args.bodyclass == cls then
           return false
       end
   end

   return true

end

local function hasBackgroundColors()

   return mw.ustring.match(args.titlestyle or ,'background') or mw.ustring.match(args.groupstyle or ,'background') or mw.ustring.match(args.basestyle or ,'background')

end

local function getTrackingCategories()

   local cats = {}
   if needsHorizontalLists() then table.insert(cats, 'Navigational boxes without horizontal lists') end
   if hasBackgroundColors() then table.insert(cats, 'Navboxes using background colours') end
   return cats

end

local function renderTrackingCategories(builder)

   local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle()
   if title.namespace ~= 10 then return end -- not in template space
   local subpage = title.subpageText
   if subpage == 'doc' or subpage == 'sandbox' or subpage == 'testcases' then return end

   for i, cat in ipairs(getTrackingCategories()) do
       builder.wikitext() 
   end

end

-- -- Main navbox tables -- local function renderMainTable()

   local tbl = HtmlBuilder.create('table')
       .attr('cellspacing', 0)
       .addClass('nowraplinks')
       .addClass(args.bodyclass)

   if args.title and (args.state ~= 'plain' and args.state ~= 'off') then
       tbl
           .addClass('collapsible')
           .addClass(args.state or 'autocollapse')
   end

   tbl.css('border-spacing', 0)
   if border == 'subgroup' or border == 'child' or border == 'none' then
       tbl
           .addClass('navbox-subgroup')
           .cssText(args.bodystyle)
           .cssText(args.style)
   else -- regular navobx - bodystyle and style will be applied to the wrapper table
       tbl
           .addClass('navbox-inner')
           .css('background', 'transparent')
           .css('color', 'inherit')
   end
   tbl.cssText(args.innerstyle)

   renderTitleRow(tbl)
   renderAboveRow(tbl)
   for i, listnum in ipairs(listnums) do
       renderListRow(tbl, listnum) 
   end
   renderBelowRow(tbl)

   return tbl

end

function p._navbox(navboxArgs)

   args = navboxArgs

   for k, v in pairs(args) do
       local listnum = ( .. k):match('^list(%d+)$')
       if listnum then table.insert(listnums, tonumber(listnum)) end
   end
   table.sort(listnums)

   border = trim(args.border or args[1] or )

   -- render the main body of the navbox
   local tbl = renderMainTable()

   -- render the appropriate wrapper around the navbox, depending on the border param
   local res = HtmlBuilder.create()
   if border == 'none' then
       res.node(tbl)
   elseif border == 'subgroup' or border == 'child' then
       -- We assume that this navbox is being rendered in a list cell of a parent navbox, and is
       -- therefore inside a div with padding:0em 0.25em. We start with a </div> to avoid the
-- padding being applied, and at the end add a
to balance out the parent's
       res
           .tag('/div', {unclosed = true})
               .done()
           .node(tbl)
           .tag('div', {unclosed = true})
   else
       res
           .tag('table')
               .attr('cellspacing', 0)
               .addClass('navbox')
               .css('border-spacing', 0)
               .cssText(args.bodystyle)
               .cssText(args.style)
               .tag('tr')
                   .tag('td')
                       .css('padding', '2px')
                       .node(tbl)
   end

   renderTrackingCategories(res)

   return tostring(res)

end

function p.navbox(frame)

   if not getArgs then
   	getArgs = require('Module:Arguments').getArgs
   end
   args = getArgs(frame)

   -- Read the arguments in the order they'll be output in, to make references number in the right order.
   local _
   _ = args.title
   _ = args.above
   for i = 1, 20 do
       _ = args["group" .. tostring(i)]
       _ = args["list" .. tostring(i)]
   end    
   _ = args.below

   return p._navbox(args)

end

return p

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